Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE); U.S. Naval War College

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior fellow for the U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE) at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

He is also a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, the director of the Policy Analysis sub-course in the National Security Affairs Department, and the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security.

Gvosdev was the editor of The National Interest and remains a senior editor at the magazine. In addition, he holds a non-residential senior fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a co-author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015). He previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013.

Gvosdev is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and developments in the Middle East.

Featured Work

FEB 22, 2024 Podcast

Ukraine at the Crossroads, with Maria Popova & Oxana Shevel

Ahead of the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel join "The Doorstep" to discuss shifting war narratives.

FEB 1, 2024 Podcast

The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist, with Kristina Lunz

In this virtual event, Kristina Lunz discusses her book on feminist foreign policy. How can this innovative approach to global diplomacy become a reality?

JAN 11, 2024 Podcast

Can the Nation-State Survive in 2024? with Judah Grunstein

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of "World Politics Review," joins "The Doorstep" to discusses the fracturing, power vacuums, and identitarianism that will re-shape international politics in 2024.

JAN 9, 2024 Article

Omnipolicy: How the Next Generation is Rethinking U.S. Global Engagement

In 2023, the U.S. Global Engagement initiative engaged in a series of on-campus site visits. How does the next generation think about America's foreign policy?

DEC 13, 2023 Podcast

Celebrity Politics and Soft Power, with Brandon Valeriano

With over 40 national elections scheduled for 2024, Seton Hall's Brandon Valeriano discusses the resurgence of soft power and what that means on the global stage.

NOV 15, 2023 Podcast

Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World, with Bethany Allen

As Xi and Biden meet in San Francisco, "Axios" reporter Bethany Allen joined "The Doorstep" to discuss the rise of authoritarian capitalism in China.

OCT 24, 2023 Podcast

Competing Priorities and Generational Dynamics at the Doorstep

In this live Global Ethics Day "Doorstep" panel recorded at Ohio State, Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin connect U.S. foreign policy to domestic concerns.

OCT 12, 2023 Podcast

Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy for the Next Generation

In this live episode, "The Doorstep" looks at a new generation of Americans, working to redefine the goals of U.S. foreign policy.

SEP 22, 2023 Podcast

Localizing U.S. Foreign Policy, with Kristina Biyad

Foreign Policy for America Foundation's Kristina Biyad joins "The Doorstep" to discuss "foreign policy for the middle class" three years into the Biden administration.

SEP 8, 2023 Podcast

India's G20 Power Play, with Dr. Happymon Jacob

As the G20 summit gets underway in New Delhi, Dr. Happymon Jacob joins "The Doorstep" to assess what to expect as India takes center stage.